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address january 24th of last year, just weeks after the last u.s. troops had left iraq for the last time. in the run-up to this year's state of the union address, just this weekend, the weekend before the first state of the union of president obama's second term, this is what happened in afghanistan. this is the change of command ceremony in afghanistan. general john allen handing over command of u.s. and international troops in afghanistan to a new commander, to general joseph dunford. this is the 14th time that command has transferred in the afghanistan war, because that war has been going on for that long. general john allen is out as commander. he is handing over the leadership. if all goes as planned, general dunford is going to be the last person to have this job. he will be the 15th of 15 u.s. commanding generals for this war in afghanistan. as such, a substantial portion of what he'll be responsible for as commander will be leaving, the huge logistical feat of getting us after fighting there for 12 years. is that going to be a focal point of tomorrow's state of the union address?
that 34,000 u.s. troops will be home from afghanistan a year from today. right now, there are 60,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. all combat troops are supposed to leave afghanistan by the end of 2014. that's when the u.s.-led international forces are scheduled to hand over the country's security to afghan forces. the white house says other topics he will talk about include immigration reform, reducing gun violence and investing in education. but his major focus is expected to be on the economy and creating jobs. >> the core emphasis that he's always placed on -- in these big speeches remains the same and will remain the same which is the need to make the economy work for the middle class because the middle class is the engine that drives this country forward. >> following the state of the union address, the president travels to three different communities discussing the proposals he unveils in the speech. the president will go to asheville, north carolina on thursday, atlanta on thursday and then chicago on friday. >>> the republican response will be delivered by marco rube pea yo, immed
of the national security agency and the u.s. cyber command telling reporters within the last hour that the cyber threat is real and growing citing the recent denial of service attacks on the major u.s. banks and a cyber assault on the saudi national oil company. >> this executive border is only a down payment on what we need to address the threat. this executive order can only move us so far and it's not a substitute for legislation. we need legislation and we need it quickly to defend our nation. >> reporter: aside from the attacks on the major u.s. banks a recent attack on that saudi oil firm revealed an ability to overwhelm computer networks and also infiltrate heavily guarded systems with the actual destruction of computer hardware and data. fox news recently spoke to the head of the house intelligence committee about this dramatic evolution in the cyber threat. >> i've seen them shut down the saudi company aramco, one of their main oil companies in saudi arabia in a very sophisticated, very dangerous attack. so not only was it just a denial of service, meaning you continue get access to you
. howard, will you dot honors? [applause] >> u.s. senator, vice president of the united states, nobel peace prize recipient, as cor winner, best selling author, any one of these superlatives alone would be enough to suggest that our next speaker is a force with which to be reckoned, but when combined into one individual, it is evident that al gore is a force of nature. he is always been on the leading edge of promoting the internet as a tool for greater communication, of climate change as one of the greatest perils of our time, and in his latest book, "the future," of the key medical technological, and philosophical drivers checking our world. ever the big picture thinker, al gore explores how we may harness these epic change agents for the good. although his public professionalized had it not been without controversy, his record of accomplishments speak to the life lived on the precipice of passion, purpose, and possibility. on behalf of the savannah book festival, it is by great honor to introduce to all of you al gore. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much, thank you. t
afghanistan by this time next year. that's half the u.s. force there. gun laws were also a theme of the night. the first lady and members of congress invited victims of gun violence to join them in the chamber and the president said congress owes them a gun bill. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> reporter: in the republican response, florida senator marco rubio cautioned against higher taxes. >> there's no realistic tax increase that could lower our deficit by almost $4 trillion. that's why i hope the president will abandon his obsession with raising taxes and instead work with us to achieve real growth if our economy. >> reporter: president obama will take his message on the road with campaign style appearances in three states. tara mergener for cbs news, capitol hill. >> the president's stops will include rallies in north carolina, georgia and illinois. >>> before attending the state of the union, shooting victims and their families were on capitol hill yesterday for a senate judiciary committee hearing on gun violence. illino
's nothing on earth more mobile than capital and capital income. and the u.s. is a relatively high capital income tax country. we have about the highest corporate tax on earth. i think guiana and the congo have higher rates. other than that, nobody does. so if we try to drive up the amount of revenue we extract from capital the capital flees and there are no jobs in the u.s. so we have to have a more 21st century appreciation for how economies really work. and if we want to create high-paying jobs for people we need to create an environment that's friendly to firms to create jobs. >> the tax burden -- i was going to say, the tax burden on corporation is the lowest it's been in decades. >> because they're locating the jobs overseas. that's how the curve works. >> 11 european union commissioners, including the conservative finance minister of germany has signed on to the financial transaction tax. i think you're seeing an understanding of a 21st century economy and how it treats capital. not in this country, not from the republicans. but if i could just say one important thing. last night, t
of it is a veteran u.s. congressman from california, who is trying to find the solution. tonight, as part of our special nbc news series on guns in america, our report from tom brokaw. >> i've been 100% on this gun issue. >> reporter: that is a common refrain on capitol hill these days, and congressman mike thompson is no exception. as a vietnam veteran and a hunter, he knows guns. >> i just want to let everybody know from the beginning that i'm a hunter. i'm a gun owner. and i believe that law-abiding citizens have a second amendment right to own firearms. >> reporter: his home district is california's famed wine country, napa valley. >> congressman, nobody thinks about this part of california in terms of hunting and shooting. this is wine country. i mean, it's celebrated in films and even mocked a little bit. but when you were a boy, it was prime hunting country. >> right here, used to hunt ducks on this river. there's farm ponds all over. we used to jump shoot ducks there. >> reporter: and napa still is gun country. at a january town hall, emotions were white-hot. >> the second amendment clea
and the also is being investigated by a u.s. attorney and at least one doctor is under criminal investigation for fraud. never before seen letters written by john lennon's killer giving a chilling look into his deranged mind. in the lowers, mark david chapman asked the officer who arrested him to be his friend. chapman says he felt close to him and even asked the officer to help find his copy of "catcher in the rye" taken away from the scene of the crime when chapman was arrested. about to go on sale to the public for $75 grand. chapman 20 years to life for lennon's murder and denied parole several times. a mom in gilbert, arizona outraged over what she says was an inappropriate homework assignment about fidelity. the fourth grader had to write about what was happening. and the doctor comes the question about a wife finding a hair clip underer her bed with another parent in it. after the parent called the school, the teacher apologized and said she hadn't read this beforehanding it out to students. >> tucker: can you imagine? >> unbelievable. how about this, a new book is out looking basicall
stability and threatens ultimately u.s. national security. the president said it demands swift and credible action by the international community. that's where everything comes to a screeching halt because north korea is pretty much sanctioned out at this point. unless china decides to cut off oil supplies and other goods to north korea, it appear there's no stopping the north korean regime at this point. >> what's china's response? immediate neighbors to the west. a blast -- if i were china, i'd be a hell of a lot more concerned about them setting off nuclear devices than in the united states. look at the map, they're literally in the shadow of china? any response from china or belief inside the pentagon or this administration china will eventually step up and start exerting more pressure on the north koreans to become a more responsible state? >> one of the biggest fears in that region is it will spark some kind of regional nuclear arms race. both south korea and japan in the past have threatened to start developing their own nuclear weapons. no signs they're doing that yet. we go back to
by this time next year half the u.s. force there. he also got a standing ovation when he talked about gun laws. the president said bills on background checks and large magazines are being discussed and that lawmakers owe it to victims of gun violence to bring them to the floor. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> reporter: in the republican response florida senator marco rubio said the president's economic plans would hurt the middle class. >> mr. president i don't oppose your plans because i want to protect the rich. i oppose your plans because i want to protect my neighbors. >> reporter: president obama will make his case to the american people with rallies later this week in georgia and illinois. susan mcginnis, cbs news, capitol hill. >> there was somewhat of a awkward moment during the official republican response when florida senator marco rubio suddenly stopped sweeting for a drink of water. it normally wouldn't be awkward. it wasn't easy to reach. he picked it up and took a sip. he
hearing was it as informative as the one following the nine u.s. embassies consulate attacks hash tag never mind. there's just no context. nine u.s. embassies in consulate attacked during bush. if you want to go back further into context in an 18-month period when reagan was president, three separate u.s. embassies or barracks were attacked in beirut. over 300 americans were killed. not just the marines but others. >> stephanie: right. >> 18 months. after the third one reagan campaigned in iowa the next day. reporters asked him did you think about not campaigning today. he said no. we need to campaign today. so you know, the double standard throughout history is so glaring and there were no hearings, of course, during the bush years when embassies and consulates were attacked. >> most upset about benghazi are the people who voted for -- for embassy security. >> and -- the republican party -- everyone forgets about this now. that try to block the 9-11 commission investigation. dick cheney was on the phone with daschle, with democrats saying this investigation is not going to happen. >>
in that attack. nato is investigating. the mission supported u.s. and afghan forces on the ground in the taliban-controlled area. angie goff at the live dress being, news 4. >>> a much quieter french quarter this morning. cleaning crews have taken the place of crowds on bourbon street. an estimated million people traveled there this year. it helped to generate $144 million for the gulf coast economy. >>> churches across the d.c. area will celebrate ash wednesday and the beginning of lent. hundreds are expected in st. matthew in dupont circle. that's where archbishop of washington will lead a mass after noon today. the symbolic marking on the forehead represents repentance. it's a time of spiritual reflection. >>> one church will try to accommodate christians. st. george's pipst episcopal will offer ashes to go outside the clarendon and virginia metro stops during the morning and evening commutes. the church will give ashes to anyone of any faith who wants to participate. >>> 18 after the hour now. to a developing story on that stranded cruise ship in the gulf of mexico. tugboats currently pullin
in the u.s. >> what i'm proposing is that we reform our tax code, stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas, reward companies that are creating jobs right here in the united states of america. [ applause ] that makes sense. [ applause ] >> and republicans say they're all for creating jobs as well. but they say the president's proposals don't go far enough and do enough. back to you. >> okay, mary. thank you. >>> hear from a maryland family who attended the state of the union address, coming up at 6:30. >>> catholics packed st. peter's basilica in vatican city. and lined up outside to watch as pope benedict celebrated has final ash wednesday mass as pope. he will retire in less than two weeks. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from the vatican. >> reporter: thousands of faithful gave pope benedict xvi a long ovation near the end of ash wednesday mass. the applause only stopped when the pontiff said thank you, let's return to prayer. the 85-year-old holy father looked tired at times during the lengthy mass. he was wheeled down the cente
relations called reforming u.s. drone strike policies finds, quote, far less collateral damage from drones than other weapons platforms. it quotes the bureau of investigative journalism, a british nonprofit, which found in the pakistan drone strikes, 23% of those killed were civilians and in yemen only 8%. approximately 800 civilians killed since 2004 are far too many, but the afghanistan war according to the u.n. left well over 13,000 civilians dead and the iraq war left more than 100,000
than human warfare is untrue. a recent report from the council on foreign relations called reforming u.s. drone strike policies finds, quote, far less collateral damage from drones than other weapons platforms. it quotes the bureau of investigative journalism, a british nonprofit, which found in the pakistan drone strikes, 23% of those killed were civilians and in yemen only 8%. approximately 800 civilians killed since 2004 are far too many, but the afghanistan war according to the u.n. left well over 13,000 civilians dead and the iraq war left more than 100,000 civilians dead. i understand the fears associated with robotic warfare, but it makes more sense to be anti-war than to be anti-drone. the drone program is a huge asset just as it has made huge mistakes. it has significantly degrade the capabilities of al qaeda but if we are intentionally killing people running to victims of strikes or attending their funerals, then those are war crimes. but i sense some in this nation are getting a little soft and forgetful when they defend the civil liberties of al qaeda members who are working
murphy, contributor for the daily beast.com and rick newman, chief business xcorrespondent for u.s news and world report. we heard the president tick off this list, if you will, abroad, a lot of adjectives thrown out today, ambitious state of the union speech. patricia murphy, is the re-elected barack obama perhaps overreaching? >> well, you know, i think it obviously depends where you're coming from. if you look at what he was talking about, these are a series of smaller initiatives, universal pre-k, the -- talking about the minimum wage. these are things that are actually relatively targeted, relatively narrow. i think some of his more liberal counterparts would like to see him go bigger and bolder. i don't think it was an overreach. i do think it doesn't quite add up. there is no money left in the federal budget for the new initiatives. that's where his new problem was with his speech. >> he says won't raise the deficit. amy holmes, some say ambitious. you say -- >> i agree with patricia. last night's state of the union was surprisingly modest. it was part george jetson, this vision
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that extends a pipeline from canada to 35 u.s. cities. people are participating in protests across the country. >>> lawmakers in colorado preliminarily approved a series of gun control measures, expanded background checks and ammunition limits and call for a ban on concealed weapons on public campuses and state lawmakers debated the measures all day yesterday. eight hours into that session, vice president joe biden personally called for lawmakers to try to move that discussion along. >>> new information in a murder case against olympic athlete oscar pistorius. the blade runner's uncle now says he is shocked and numbed by the news surrounding the killing of the athlete's girlfriend in his south africa home earlier this week. his uncle said the two had plans together, and oscar was happier than ever in his life. pistorius is still being held at the pratoria police station. prosecutors say they will pursue pre-meditated murder charges against him. >>> one man is under arrest and charged with the murders of two coast guard employees. james michael wells is accused of killing the two men at the coa
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